Originally from Cameroon, Joseph has been traveling the world, sharing the ministry of reconciliation since 1987.
2 Corinthians 5:17-21 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God. God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.
In his commitment to reconciliation during these almost thirty years, Joseph has led the School of Reconciliation at the University of the Nations in Kona, Hawaii. Joseph is one of three international leaders of Lifeline Expedition, a reconciliation ministry focussing on the trans-atlantic slave trade. And, until recently, was the Director for Youth With A Mission (YWAM) in Richmond, Virginia. Over the years, Joseph has taught on reconciliation in Europe, North America, South America and Africa. But more than teaching, Joseph and his students have had the privilege of watching God use this ministry to bring about reconciliation and healing within others.
Joseph has often spoken before political and community leaders as well as religious leaders. He has challenged them on their past, encouraged them toward their future and partnered with them on their path; all with the single aim of reconciliation.
Fluent in both English and French, Joseph is a strong and dynamic speaker, full of love and conviction. His teachable and patient spirit enables him to continue learning about God’s ministry of reconciliation from others around the world. While his natural gift for teaching propels him to share his experiences with others.
In addition to traveling for speaking engagements and co-ordinating reconciliation ceremonies in various nations, Joseph continues to lead an annual School of Reconciliation.